Film club set to open ninth series


In the Sunday Arts section, the phone number listed for "Cinema Sundays at the Charles," a brunch film series starting Jan. 5, should have read (410) 366-8675.

The Sun regrets the error.

"Cinema Sundays at the Charles, the Film Lovers Club" opens its ninth series Jan. 5 at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore with Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" and guest speaker Mike Littwin, a reporter for The Sun.

Films are shown Sunday mornings, and each show is accompanied by a guest speaker. The program begins with brunch at 10 a.m., followed by the screening at 10: 30 a.m.

Due to contractual arrangements with the distributors, the titles of most films cannot be revealed until the day of the screening.

The series includes eight films. A full membership for all programs is $96, or $80 for renewals from the previous series. Also available is a membership package of four-dates-of-your-choice for $55 and $45 for renewals. All members receive a benefit package, worth a minimum of $100, that includes free passes to the Charles, invitations to preview screenings at other theaters, discounts at restaurants, cafes, art galleries, video stores and theaters. Individual tickets are $15 at the door. Call (410) 366-8676.

Olney season

A boy who can fly and a woman afraid to spread her wings are two of the characters who will take center stage at the Olney Theatre Center in the 1997 season.

The seven main-stage shows scheduled for next year include "Arms and the Man," a social satire by George Bernard Shaw, March 4 to April 6; "Peter Pan, the Musical," by J. M. Barrie, April 22 to May 24; "The Importance of Being Earnest," a comedy by Oscar Wilde, June 10 to July 13; "Becket," a historical drama by Jean Anouilh, July 22 to Aug. 24; "The Glass Menagerie," a play by Tennessee Williams about three family members who are trapped by circumstance and by one another, Oct. 21 to Nov. 23; and "A Christmas Carol," a newly commissioned interpretation based on the Charles Dickens classic.

Season subscription tickets are available. The theater is at 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road in Olney. Call (301) 924-4485.

Homeland in culture

Jewish wanderings will be explored in a four-week course at the Jewish Community Center Wednesday evenings, Jan. 8-29. "Homeland and Homecoming in Modern Jewish Culture" will be taught by Michael Wegier, an educator "on loan" to the JCC from the Melitz Institute in Jerusalem.

Using Jewish art, literature, music and film, the course will delve into the world of the Jewish traveler and explain how "Exile and Return" have influenced the contemporary Jewish communities of America and Israel.

The course fee is $20 for JCC members and $30 for nonmembers. Call (410) 356-5200, Ext. 324.

Performance classes

The Performance Workshop Theatre Company, a professional nonprofit group, is accepting registration for classes in acting, voice and speech for adults and in creative drama for children. Both sessions, held at the company's Baltimore studio, 28 E. Ostend St., are limited to 10 participants.

The seven-week adult class, to be taught by the company's artistic directors, Marlyn G. Robinson and Marc Horwitz, begins Jan. 13.

The children's class, which offers creative opportunities for dramatic play and imaginative improvisation, starts Jan. 18.

For further information call (410) 659-7830.


The Jewish Community Center's Chorale is scheduling auditions. The all-volunteer ensemble rehearses from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays and performs throughout the year. The repertoire includes classical favorites, pop music, Jewish songs and Broadway tunes. For an audition time, call (410) 542-4900, Ext. 239.

The Timonium Dinner Theatre sponsors auditions for the Gershwin musical, "Crazy for You," at 7: 30 p.m. Jan. 6-7 at the theater, 9603 Deereco Road. Needed are singers and dancers; all roles are open. Call (410) 560-1113.

Pub Date: 12/22/96

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